Mojo’s Army is a San Francisco Bay Area music project spearheaded by music-obsessed Mojo, who writes, produces and performs all of Mojo’s Army music. The project’s heavy, groovy sound blends hard rock, punk, and industrial with just enough blues to bring it all together. Major influences are early heavy metal bands Black Sabbath and Judas Priest, and modern hard rock/industrial bands Nine Inch Nails and Rob Zombie. Mojo’s sex and angst-ridden lyrics are often tempered with tongue-in-cheek humor.
Mojo first appeared on the independent online music scene in 2008 with an industrial cover of Malvina Reynolds’ classic song “Little Boxes”. Mojo’s Army has continued to release music steadily ever since, beginning with a full length album “It’s Hard” in 2009, a 5-song EP “Summer’s End” in 2010, an EP of dance mixes in early 2012 (“Big Tips”), and a remastered version of “It’s Hard” in 2012.
Mojo’s Army uses Epiphone and Fender guitars; D’Addario and Ernie Ball strings; Peavey and Fender amps; effects from Waves, Line 6, Zoom, Behringer, Digitech, Electro-Harmonix, Ibanez and Boss; various digital effects and loops in Logic and GarageBand on an Apple MacBook Pro, and of course a self-modded classic Russian Big Muff Pi. Mojo does love that Big Muff. I know you know what we mean.
Mojo named the band partly after his early online gaming career beta-testing Bungie‘s pre-Halo game Myth, where he controlled armies of savage undead warriors in battle… and partly after the slogan “Army of One”, knowing that it was to be primarily a one-man band.